imbalance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imbalance (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
    • n imbalance a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium "a hormonal imbalance"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n imbalance Defective balance; specifically, a lack of equality in the tension and contractile strength of the eve-muscles, leading to heterophoria.
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Quotations

  • Margaret J. Wheatley
    Margaret J. Wheatley
    “The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity.”

Usage

In literature:

During the 1980s, the IMF had a growing role in various adjustment processes and in the financing of payments imbalances.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The destruction and slaughter of World War I created power vacuums and imbalances and economic chaos, which inevitably led to World War II.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
The imbalance worsened in 1941.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Generation after generation had adapted until they look on the mad seasonal imbalance as something quite ordinary.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
And the imbalances are chosen to match and blend, so that we will react as a balanced unit.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
They found imbalance that was too small to show up before.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
So much reliance on Indexes and thalamic-imbalance and chart-sifts!
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
This imbalance could result from a poverty of circulating adrenalin which is necessary for the activation of the sympathetic nerves.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
A major peasant revolt in 1907 attempted unsuccessfully to rectify the serious social imbalance.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Generation after generation had adapted until they look on the mad seasonal imbalance as something quite ordinary.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
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In news:

Moody's downgrades Montgomery County, cites 'growing structural imbalance '.
Book reviews are another example of society's gender imbalance .
Wall's one-act play — "Chemical Imbalance ".
Jennifer Rios/Standard-Times Wall High School's Josh Sefcik poses for a group photo after performing his role as Xavier Utterson in "Chemical Imbalance ".
China's Vanishing Trade Imbalance .
Obesity interventions can result in weight loss, but accurate prediction of the bodyweight time course requires properly accounting for dynamic energy imbalances .
Dear Mrs ——– You have asked me about the cause of your mood disorder, and whether it is due to a "chemical imbalance ".
Psychiatry's New Brain-Mind and the Legend of the "Chemical Imbalance ".
Injuries created ' imbalance on the blue line' for Capitals.
Congress, administration must bring imbalance into balance.
How to Solve China's Gender Imbalance .
A Brief History of NPR's Intolerance and Imbalance .
Federal investigators revealed a fuel imbalance on the right wing may be to blame for the crash.
Charter school growth accompanied by racial imbalance .
Steve Jobs Weight Loss Due to Hormone Imbalance .
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In science:

Note the mirror symmetry of the profiles of the components U1 and U2 , which is a consequence of the fact that the imbalance invariant Qimb is zero in this case.
Polychromatic solitons in a quadratic medium
In practical random number generators m is close to the word size of the computer, like m = 231 (cid:0) 1, and the imbalance induced by the zeros can be neglected.
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
Then we study the effects of imbalance on both ESF and PSDW.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
In the ESF side, the system supports continuously changing fractional charges as the imbalance changes.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
We study the effects of imbalance on both ESF and PSDW in the corresponding sections III and IV.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
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